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Wilton House Supercar show

August 5, 2012

Since its first year in 2009, Wilton Classic and Supercar Day has worked in conjunction with The Stars Appeal, a local charity based at Salisbury District Hospital, to raise funds for their appeals. Over the last 3 years, over £45,000 has been donated. This year, in order to have the flexibility to create a sustainable event as well as continuing to raise substantial funds for the charity, WCS was wholly run by Pembroke Events Limited with Lord Pembroke at its helm.

I’d not been before. I’d seen photos and videos, though, and thought we’d go this year.

My only worry was the weather forecast: we should have been able to get there in the dry but we packed all the waterproofs as rain, thunder and even hail were forecast from 10:00 through to 17:00. Totally wrong as it turned out – heavy showers on the way there but bright and sunny for the whole of the rest of the day. Lots of things to do and see, apart from the cars but here are a few of them. As usual, more on Flickr.

  

Just a few of the 150+ supercars and, in the Classics, a lovely Daimler Dart. The owner let me sit in it. Nice noise.

  

A beautiful, dainty Corvette Stingray and, more typical of American muscle-cars, an old Ford Mustang.

 And, finally, a Bugatti Veyron on special display.

The artistic merit of this wrap is debatable but, as it was promoting the local charity being supported and was probably temporary, we’ll let that pass.

Parking was a bit shambolic and risky, too, for low-slung cars but Wilton House itself has a wonderful art collection on show, the selection of refreshment outlets was better than most events I’ve been to, there were special activities for kids, a variety of other stalls and car-related displays plus Olympics on a big screen, a live band and lovely grounds complete with river.

A good day out – spoiled only by the horrendous traffic on the A303 home. It was empty in the morning!

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One Comment leave one →
  1. September 11, 2012 10:43 pm

    I love the red intior in that daimler. Must have sounded awesome running

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